If you are great in bed, I will love you.
If you make me feel good, I will love you.
If you are successful and popular, I will love you.
If you make me feel good, I will love you,
If you believe in what I believe, I will love you
I will love you only if you maintain your good looks.
Sad enough, right? Unfortunately, this is the kind of world we are in. unless you meet conscious or unconscious conditions, then you don’t deserve my love. We require some kind of finite exchange for us to return our ‘love’. This typa love is do this for me and I will do this for you.
What if we loved others the way our parents love us? Do you stop being their child after you make a mistake? If this was it, then we could all be orphans. But they love us despite our flaws and shortcomings.
Imagine if our parents love us that way, what about our heavenly father? How much does he love us? How many more times is he willing to forgive you even after you go astray? How many more times is he willng to give you another chance? He still calls us child despite all the lies and the letting down.
Fake eyelashes, fake accents outside Galito’s on Tuesday evenings, fake phones from China, fake smiles and don’t even get me started on the fake butts. Honestly, the world could do a lot with a little less fake. We could start by taking a step in that direction and love others exactly as they are without imposing any desires, rules or expectations. Completely free, limitless and selfless.
1st Corinthians 13 : if I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have no love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have no love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful. It is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.